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Visuwords Awesomeness

I am not a native English speaker, my first language is Turkish. Years ago, when I was in college in the US, I had the chance of taking various kinds of courses. Among the technical courses that my studies required, we also needed to take English classes. Visuwords is an . . . Read more

OpenSolaris B134 Reboot Bug

Apparently, there is a bug on OpenSolaris B134 which causes some number of laptops to reboot continuously after upgrading 2009.06 to B134. The bug ID is 6932552. The page talks about removing “console=graphics” text from the “kernel$” line in grub, but what you may not know is that the change . . . Read more

Validating SMF manifest with xmllint

Have you ever wondered why you get the following error but not a detailed explanation of where the actual error resides? # svccfg validate ds7-manifest.xml svccfg: couldn’t parse document I have an xml smf manifest I am trying to validate and the system tells me that there is something wrong . . . Read more

GlassFish V3 SMF in Solaris 10

Prior to GlassFish 3, the SMF service could be created with the following way: # asadmin create-service –passwordfile /opt/SUNWappserver/glassfish/domains/domain1/passwordfile /opt/SUNWappserver/glassfish/domains/domain1 This no longer applies as the system informs me with the following message: Deprecated syntax, instead use: asadmin –passwordfile /opt/SUNWappserver/glassfish/domains/domain1/passwordfile create-service [options] … The domain directory specified does not exist: . . . Read more

Configuring VNC server on OpenSolaris 2009.06

I installed OpenSolaris 2009.06 on VirtualBox recently and I needed to login with a vnc viewer such as tightvnc remotely. You should note that the following is not the most secure way of accessing opensolaris since I am setting it with root. The first thing you need to do is . . . Read more

Solaris 10 10/09 and NVIDIA Drivers

Solaris 10 10/09 ,Update 8, was released couple days ago and you can get your copy here. I decided to upgrade the workstation that was running Solaris 10 U7 with Live Upgrade. The particular workstation had NVIDIA graphics card installed in it. I did not have any problems running Solaris . . . Read more

How to use PCA (Patch check Advanced) on Solaris 10

Patch Check Advanced, PCA , is a free tool that can be used to patch solaris systems. The cool thing about this tool is that it actually resolves the dependencies between patches. The tool can be downloaded here. PCA is very configurable, you can even get the results in html . . . Read more